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Engagement Announcements

Hodges - Bissell

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hodges of Lilburn announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Leigh Hodges of Lilburn, to Eric Matthew Bissell of Snellville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Bissell of Snellville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Walter and Vivian Whitaker and the late Lee and Essie Hodges. She is a 2002 graduate of Parkview High School. She is a 2006 graduate of the University of Georgia, where she received a degree in real estate. She is employed at Ambling Development Partners.

The future groom is the grandson of Charles and Nancy Sams of Parkersburg, W. Va., the late Doris Sams, Betty Bissell of Peachtree City and the late Ed Bissell. He is a 2000 graduate of Shiloh High School. He is a 2006 graduate of Emmanuel College, where he received a degree in communications. He is employed by Brand Vaughn.

The wedding is planned for April 21 at Tucker First Methodist Church in Tucker.

Deans - Hanson

Mr. and Mrs. John L. Smith Jr. of Dacula and the Rev. and Mrs. Jan Deans of Coral Springs, Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kendra Megan Deans of Dacula, to Bryan Allan Hanson of Atlanta, son of the Rev. and Mrs. Roger Hanson of Cordele.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. L.B. Aull III of Ninety Six, S.C., and Joyce Smith of Snellville. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where she received bachelor's degrees in English and Spanish. She is employed by Integrity Christian Academy, where she teaches Spanish.

The future groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Nelms of Conyers. He is a 2005 graduate of the University of Georgia, where he received a bachelor's degree in international business. He is employed by Parker Executive Search in Atlanta.

The wedding is planned for March 24 in Athens.

Ingle - Willing

Steve and Ann Ingle of Loganville announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Ann Ingle of Athens, to Brian Nicholas Willing of Atlanta, son of Nicholas and Susan Willing of Plymouth, Minn.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Neal and Mary Alice Ingle of Loganville and Jack and Sigrid Wampler of Asheville, N.C. She is attending the University of Georgia, where she is pursuing a bachelor's degree in marketing.

The future groom is the grandson of Katherine Willing of Cincinnati and Joseph and Esther Vogel of Cincinnati. He is a graduate of Purdue University and is a pilot for Atlantic Southeast Airlines.

The wedding is planned for May at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Snellville.

Kyser - Anderson

Inez Kyser of Atmore, Ala., announces the engagement of her daughter, Barbara Kyser of Lawrenceville, to Edward Rico Anderson of Savannah, son of Elouise Banks of Hinesville.

The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Willie N. Kyser. She is a graduate of Mercer University, where she received a bachelor's degree. She is employed by Southern Regional Medical Center as a financial auditor.

The future groom is retired from the military and is employed by the federal government.

The wedding is planned for April 14 at the Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Lilburn.

Downie - Caicedo

Hamish and Laura Downie of Norcross announce the engagement of their daughter, Diana Laura Downie of Lawrenceville, to Gustavo Caicedo of Lawrenceville, son of Yolanda Rodriguez of Norcross and Alfonso Caicedo of Cali, Colombia.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Capt. and Mrs. Luther Sisson of Annapolis, Md., and Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Downie of Dunoon, Scotland.

The future groom is the grandson of Yolanda Castaneda of Dacula.

The wedding is planned for April 7 at the Carl House in Auburn.

Najjar - Kubat

Alan and Donna Najjar of Snellville announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Faye Najjar of Snellville, to Frank James Kubat IV of St. Simons Island, son of Frank and Dorothy Kubat of St. Simons Island.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Finney of Blairsville, and Dr. and Mrs. A.E. Najjar of Atlanta. She is a 1999 graduate of Brookwood High School. She is a 2003 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Alabama, where she received a bachelor's degree in political science and communication studies. She is a student at the University of Georgia School of Law.

The future groom is the grandson of Irene Dorothy Hall of St. Simons Island and the late Thomas W. Hall and the late Frank James Kubat Jr. He is a 1999 graduate of Glynn Academy in Brunswick. He is a 2003 cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia, where he received a bachelor's degree in finance. He is a 2006 graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law and is attending the University of Georgia Terry College of Business, where he is pursuing a master's degree.

The wedding is planned for April 14 on St. Simons Island.